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"Don't Fear Art" Stickers:$1.00!

By: Chrisjob Jan 29, 2008

 

 

Curbliers love art. Even if they can't do art themselves, they wanna look at other people do it. Art, I mean.

Unfortunately, some people don't dig the creative talents of others, especially if it makes them think or uncomfortable.

Tell those people what's what with these "Don't Fear Art" stickers from EvilMadScientist.com

"High-quality black and white vinyl stickers in an LED-like font. Tough and weather resistant. Long and skinny at… Continue Reading

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10 Alternative Uses For Alka-Seltzer.

By: Chrisjob Jan 29, 2008

  1. Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action will help loosen the grime.
  2. Attract Fish. Fish dig on bubbles. Fill a tube jig with a piece of Alka-Seltzer and cast off.
  3. Clean hard-to-reach areas of deep vessels, such as a flower vase. Fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets.
  4. Polish jewelry. Dissolve two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and… Continue Reading
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Happy 50th LEGO!

By: Diy maven Jan 29, 2008

Yesterday was LEGO’s 50th birthday, so says LEGO, as it was on that day 50 years earlier when the original patent was filed in Denmark. To celebrate this milestone, check out neatorama’s 10 LEGO facts that you may not know. And how about making some LEGO cakes to mark the occasion??

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How to make a set of ‘Weeble’ salt & pepper shakers out of old light bulbs.

By: Diy maven Jan 29, 2008

One way to recycle those old incandescent light bulbs is by making a pair of salt and pepper shakers out of them. Supplies are minimal and include:

  • 2 incandescent light bulbs
  • 12- 3/8" (cleaned!) hex nuts
  • about ½ cup hard wax (I’d probably use paraffin wax; they stuff they use for canning.)
  • 2 soda bottle caps

The tools used to tackle this project are:

  • gloves
  • goggles
  • hacksaw
  • double boiler
  • drill
  • 5/64" drill bit

For full instructions, visit Readymade.

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Produce Sticker Mosaics

By: Diy maven Jan 29, 2008

MWT has the habit of sticking produce stickers all over the house. His favorite spots to dispose of them are receipts, bank statements and bills. Now, thanks to Barry Snyder, he just might have found a new use for them. You see Barry creates 4' mosaic art pieces out of them. Okay, MWT probably won’t be re-creating the Mona Lisa with Chiquita Banana stickers anytime soon, but he could send his stickers to Barry, who gladly accepts donations.… Continue Reading

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Game Boy Bricks

By: Diy maven Jan 29, 2008

Check out these Game Boy Bricks. At 31 bucks each (worldwide shipping included), they’re not cheap. But I'd probably just use them as an accent piece, tucking one in here and there.

 

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How To Clean Stainless Steel.

By: Chrisjob Jan 28, 2008

Stainless steel is all the rage for kitchen appliances and decor, and is still a prime choice for high-end cookware. But a wet rag won't always take the goo off, and often leaves streaks and dark spots. Here are several inexpensive, natural ways to clean the material using household products.

  • The gentlest method of cleaning stainless steel is to simply wipe the surface with hot water and a soft, clean cloth.
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(DIYable) Hairpin Necklace by Mana Bernandes.

By: Chrisjob Jan 28, 2008

Brazilian designer Mana Bernandes specializes in making beautiful jewelry from common, inexpensive items, like "Clasp" made from hair ("bobby") pins. While she doesn't offer a how-to, I bet one could figure out the technique from the photo. It reminds me of those regal neckplates you see on ossuaries and paintings from the Ancient Near East...a handmade version would certainly complement your handmade Pharoah costume nicely.

Other designs include:

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Tampon Crafts...For Any Time of the Month.

By: Chrisjob Jan 28, 2008

Once you've mastered the tampon flower bouquet, and throughly appreciated the tampon chandelier, cruise on over to tamponcrafts.com for all sorts of how-tos and crafts using these apparently very maleable hygiene products. My faves include:

The Tampon Shooter

The Tampon Pan Flute

Tampon Ghosts

 

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15 New Uses for Epsom Salt.

By: Chrisjob Jan 28, 2008

Epsom salt - magnesium sulfate - are a major component of most bath salts, potting soils. and in some lotions and gels intended for pain relief. Its high magnesium content and gritty texture makes useful for all sorts of other tasks. Gomestic has assembled a mighty fine fifteen here.

  1. Eliminates Toxins from the Body
  2. Exfoliates Skin
  3. Athlete's Foot
  4. Cleans Bathroom Tiles
  5. As a First Aid
  6. Hair Conditioner
  7. Removes Foot Odor
  8. Keeps your Lawn Pleasant
  9. As aContinue Reading
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